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Therapy pets: a step toward mental health?

By Delaney Temple Some may not understand the difference between emotional support animals and service animals, or even realize that there is a difference. Service animals are usually dogs that are “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability” according to the Americans with Disabilities Act website under “Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.” On the other hand, patients

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